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How to sell a home leading up to the holidays

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Canadian Realestate Magazine | 11 Nov 2015, 10:02 AM Agree 0
Although listing a home too close to Christmas isn’t ideal in many cases, Dustin Graham explains how it can be done properly.
  • Carol Martin | 19 Jul 2016, 08:23 AM Agree 0
    Thank you for the information.
    It is really very helpful.
  • Lucielle Ralle | 08 Sep 2016, 10:24 AM Agree 0
    I identify very strongly with this letter. When my husband and I tried to sell our beautiful 18th Century farmhouse in St. Jacob’s County, we were faced with a string of realtors who were unable to comprehend the beauty of the place, or how valuable its surrounding acreage was (equipped with natural fruit trees and hiking trails). However, its unique offerings were apparent to everyone we spoke with outside of the industry. Located off on a gravel side road, it lacked that traditional sense of proximity to transportation and retail - but that was exactly why we had purchased it in the first place. By listing our home on, we were able to communicate directly with other homebuyers and show them what had bewitched us. Without the opportunity to present our home in its best light, it never would have sold at the price it did. Thanks Prelist! I’d highly recommend it to anyone with a lifestyle property.
  • Julia Winters | 08 Sep 2016, 10:25 AM Agree 0
    Last year I experienced this challenge myself. Partially by luck and partially through trial and error, I managed to find little tricks like the ones outlined here to help the house show better. We added wreaths to all the doors, lit baking themed candles, and put soft and fluffy blankets everywhere. I know it sounds cliché, but it truly delivered on creating the atmosphere I needed. It was such a short- notice affair I used rather than a realtor, something which I would definitely recommend! It’s a site that lets you sell your own home yourself by connecting you with buyers. I was not only able to present my home in its best light, but avoid fees for involving a third party. It can take a great deal of luck to sell it that quickly, but the process was incredibly simple. I plan to use it again the next time I have to move – but hopefully not for awhile!
  • Mark | 21 Sep 2016, 12:54 PM Agree 0
    That's interesting! I just checked out that Prelist site and noticed that the site was free to use. I called the 1800 number to make sure the service was really free, and an actual person picked up the phone. I was not expecting that. Are there any other sites you recommend that are free to use to help promote my house. I also want to trying selling it myself
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